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EPA: Radiation detected in Chattanooga drinking water

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant, has reached our drinking water.

According to measurements taken by the EPA on March 28th, there were elevated levels of radioactive Iodine-131.

It was the second highest reading in the country.

Three picocuries per liter of water is allowed in drinking water.

Chattanooga's level was 1.6 (one-point-six).

The radiation can cause thyroid cancer, but officials say the levels are not high enough to be dangerous.

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